Oncology services at Good Samaritan Hospital are provided utilizing a multidisciplinary
approach to the screening, diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer.
Patients receive comprehensive care, including state-of-the-art diagnostic
services, a full complement of chemotherapy protocols, radiation therapy,
surgery and hormone therapy as required. The latest treatment protocols
are available at Good Samaritan Hospital further supported by specialized
expertise in cancers of the brain, breast, digestive system and prostate.
A multi-disciplinary team of oncologists work closely with pathologists,
radiologists, surgeons and other specialists to ensure that optimal treatment
regimens are provided. Physicians trained in the most advanced surgical
and noninvasive treatment methods participate in treatment discussions
Among the leading edge medical technologies employed by Good Samaritan
Hospital's oncologists to maximize the potential for full recovery
and improved survival rates are:
Integrated Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT); advanced, high-energy linear
accelerators that safely deliver finely targeted radiation;a state-of-the-art
computerized treatment planning unit, used by the hospital's radiation
physicists to precisely map each patient's course of treatment; a
brachytherapy program, which utilizes radioactive "seeds" to
treat prostate, breast and gynecological tumors. partial beam radiation
using High Dose Rate radiation used in treatment of breast cancer is also
Diagnoses are made using the most recent and least invasive methods possible,
including stereotactic core biopsy and laposcopic surgical procedures.
Prostate cancers is treated using surgery or high-dose rate brachytherapy
(HDR), external beam radiation or a combination of other treatment modalities
such as permanent seed implants and cryotherapy.